Swanson, 60, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at her home in
Born in Cumberland,
Maryland, she spent most of her childhood in Portage, Ind.
She moved to
Alabama in 1971 and later married Michael Glenn Reeves (deceased) of
In 2001, she
returned to Portage and married her high school sweetheart, Richard Swanson.
Patti leaves behind
her mother, Jean Watson, her twin children, Stephanie Reeves Burch and
Michael Cory Reeves; her grandchildren, Kirsten Michael Reeves, Jaden Leann
Reeves and Isla Glynn Reeves; and one sister, Chrystal Watson Jackson. She
is preceded in death by her father, Darl Watson and two sisters, Sheila
Watson Todd and Edith Sarah Watson.
from Central Alabama Community College with a nursing degree. She had a very
special gift for geriatric nursing and won recognition of excellence awards
at Talladega Healthcare and Fountain View Nursing Home.
She will be best
remembered by all for her generosity and selflessness for family, friends
and her patients. She never met a stranger and her friends are friends for
life. She had a love for life, and lived to give love. She will be dearly
Visitation will be
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral
will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel.
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